The world of insurance has come a long way since the Great Fire of London in 1666 set the stage for the first insurance company to be formed. Today, there are thousands of insurers around the world. Some offer a wide range of coverage options, while others offer a more niche selection.

Though many insurers may offer similar coverages, the companies themselves vary — especially in terms of size and resources. But in a world where insurers are constantly acquiring the books of business of other insurers, and mergers and acquisition are on the rise, who are the top companies in the world?

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].